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Symphony of Lincoln Park releases COVID-19 statistics showing 170 COVID infections and 22 deaths.  Levin & Perconti, Illinois nursing home lawyers launch investigation into gross negligence in preventing the spread of COVID-19

On June 4, 2020, Symphony of Lincoln Park, located in Chicago, Illinois, released long term care outbreak data reporting of laboratory confirmed COVID-19 outbreak cases.  These statics confirm that 170 infections and 22 deaths have occurred at the facility during the COVID-19 outbreak.

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Symphony of Joliet releases COVID-19 statistics showing 132 COVID infections and 25 deaths.  Levin & Perconti, Illinois nursing home lawyers launch investigation into gross negligence in preventing the spread of COVID-19

On June 3, 2020, Symphony of Joliet, located in Joliet, Illinois, released long term care outbreak data reporting of laboratory confirmed COVID-19 outbreak cases.  These statics confirm that 132 infections and 25 deaths have occurred at the facility during the COVID-19 outbreak.

On April 22, 2020, NBC5 Chicago detailed the COVID-19 outbreaks occurring at Symphony of Joliet, providing that the facility’s maintenance supervisor contracted the virus and became a “hyper-spreader” of the virus because of the nature of his work throughout the facility. The article explains many of the subsequent outbreaks in the facility were linked to the supervisor. While precautions have now been taken to combat the transmission of the virus within the facility, much of the damage has already occurred as 81 residents had tested positive for the virus as of April 19.

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Niles Nursing and Rehab Center releases COVID-19 statistics showing 158 COVID infections and 33 deaths.  Levin & Perconti, Illinois nursing home lawyers launch investigation into gross negligence in preventing the spread of COVID-19

On May 29, 2020, Niles Nursing and Rehab Center, located in Niles, IL, released long term care outbreak data reporting of laboratory confirmed COVID-19 outbreak cases.  These statics confirm that 158 infections and 33 deaths have occurred at the facility during the COVID-19 outbreak.

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Illinois Nursing Homes Record 300 More COVID-19 Related Deaths Than Week Before

Illinois long-term care facilities recorded at least 306 more coronavirus deaths in the last week, according to data published by the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) on Friday, June 5. A total of 3,053 COVID-19 deaths are now linked to nursing homes, assisted living communities, and skilled nursing facilities across the state.

Cook County Continues to See Strongest Spread of Coronavirus

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Discussion Questions for Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month

Alzheimer’s disease is not a normal part of the aging process. For the millions of Americans who have been diagnosed with the debilitating memory and behavior illness – life is not easy. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, those with declining cognitive abilities impact an estimated 230,000 people in Illinois, which is expected to rise nearly 13 percent by 2025. Dementia, a form of Alzheimer’s, is one of the only top-10 causes of death in the U.S. that cannot be prevented, cured, or slowed. While the issue is important every month, June is a special time to push greater education and raise support for Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month.

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James Zbonski Was One of 15 To Die at Facility With Multiple Past Infection Control Issues

CHICAGO, June 3, 2020 – Representatives of James Zbonski filed suit today against the Bridgeview Health Care Center following the 84-year-old man’s tragic death from COVID-19.

IDPH Confirms COVID-19 Outbreaks at Two Will County Long-Term Care Facilities
A review of the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) weekly report of COVID-19 outbreaks at long-term care facilities throughout the state shows two homes in Will County are experiencing an increasing number of novel coronavirus cases. Meadowbrook Manor of Bolingbrook and Symphony of Joliet are the two facilities with the highest jump of cases and reported fatalities in the northeastern area of the state, according to the Will County Health Department and IDPH mapping (as of May 29, 2020).

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Levin & Perconti, Nationally Recognized Leaders in Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Law, Launches Investigation into Illinois Nursing Homes Amid COVID-19
Nursing home residents still have the right to proper care and providers should always be held accountable when that care goes badly wrong. It’s no different during these difficult times surrounding COVID-19.

The attorneys at Levin & Perconti have launched over 100 investigations into a number of assisted living, long-term care and skilled nursing facilities that have failed to uphold adequate safeguards and care in response to the COVID-19 outbreak for residents in Cook and surrounding counties in Illinois. We are seeking anyone who has information about the outbreak of COVID-19 at these facilities to contact us.

If you or your loved one has been impacted by COVID in a nursing home, please contact us for a free consultation on whether you have a legal case against the nursing home.

Nursing Homes Must Report COVID-19 Sicknesses and Deaths

COVID-19 has an alarming infection rate across the U.S., now totaling more than 672,000 confirmed cases, according to John Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center. Many of the individuals at most risk of a COVID-19 infection in Illinois reside at one of the state’s 1,200 long-term care facilities, responsible for the care of more than 100,000 individuals. Several advocates for quality long-term care are now raising questions about how accurate the reporting of COVID-19 cases among Illinois residents truly is and how that may be causing a delay in preventing the spread of the disease.

Levin & Perconti partner and attorney Steven Levin spoke to Chicago ABC7 about the role of inaccuracies in reporting COVID-19 cases in the state, saying, “I believe that reported cases are the tip of the iceberg. I believe we are going to find a scary situation once independent observers can go into the nursing homes to see what’s happened.”

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) says as many as 305 long-term health care facilities have felt the impact of the highly contagious virus, with many nursing homes experiencing wide-spread community transmission. While there is no publicly available list of Illinois facilities battling coronavirus infections, on Wednesday, April 15, the state reported 1,587 cases associated with long-term facilities and 296 related deaths, including residents and staff.

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A message from Attorney Steven Levin

During these difficult times it is important for patients and their families to understand that residents in nursing homes still have the right to expect proper care.

Direct communication with facility staff, including the director of nursing and administration is key.  Find out what the staff is doing to prevent and control COVID-19.  Here are some things staff should be doing:

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